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How to Improve Workplace Communication Skills: A Guide for Managers

When it comes to communication between a manager and their team, there is always room for improvement. Improving workplace communication across your organization should be a goal for every business leader, and one that brings increased productivity to your team. When it comes to being a manager, having the ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills to have. 

Billionaire businessman Warren Buffet told a classroom of business students that being an effective communicator doubles your value in the workplace. Buffet said that he would give $100,000 to any student in the room in exchange for 10 percent of their future earnings. And if the student was an effective communicator, he would increase the bid by 50 percent because the investment had more value.

 

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Why, When, and How to Delegate: A Manager's Guide

Why to Delegate

Most leadership roles involve a variety of tasks that — simply put — cannot all be completed by one person. Sometimes leaders feel they must take up the reins of all of these tasks themselves to ensure they are done properly.

On the contrary, delegating some of these tasks to employees can improve task efficiency and benefit the organization in ways that aren't obvious at first. A study by Harvard Business Review determined that delegating can actually increase the income and overall efficiency of organizations. Not only does delegating empower others in the organization, it helps optimize the performance of the group. The more members who are included in the ownership of projects, the more efficient your organization will become.

Don’t know where to begin? Let's walk through delegating from start to finish. Feel free to download the delegating template to help you follow along with this blog.

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8 Tips to Give your Managers to Decrease Employee Turnover

Why you should care about reducing employee turnover

 

You’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase “people don’t leave their job, they leave their manager.” Companies around the world are learning how true this is, and are making concerted efforts to decrease employee turnover by improving their managers. In Gallup’s study, State of the American Manager, 50% of workers surveyed have left a job to “get away from their manager at some point in their career," and "at least 75% of the reasons for voluntary turnover can be influenced by managers."

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Managing your Multigenerational Workforce: 5 Ways to Leverage this Competitive Advantage

 

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The 4 Most Important Employee Retention Strategies That Actually Work

Retaining employees is one of the most crucial factors in running a successful business. Not only is employee turnover expensive, it can stifle growth, and decrease morale and togetherness in the workplace. Fortunately, there are a few key strategies that can help any organization keep people around, and see continued success.

 Employee Retention Whitepaper

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What are the Barriers to Effective Healthcare Communication?


Good communication is a linchpin of effective health care, and if it's missing, your entire business is likely to suffer. A recent benchmarking report from CRICO focuses on communication failures in the health care system. This report shows that 80 percent of serious medical errors result from miscommunication between providers and 1,744 deaths were traced to this problem during a recent five-year period.

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How to Improve Quality Control in Healthcare the Right Way


Healthcare functions only because dedicated staff members work closely together as part of a cohesive team. To ensure the team meets the high standards required for patient care, administrators must implement quality control measures for workers and equipment. The most talented and caring healthcare workers may fail patients if systems are not in place to keep things functioning smoothly. 

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6 Secrets to Better Organizational Communication in Healthcare

A breakdown in communication in any situation can be disastrous, but in the realm of healthcare, it can be fatal. It's important that each member of a medical team communicates clearly and works cohesively to ensure patient and staff safety. If you're reading this, you likely have concerns about how information is exchanged in your work environment. Of course, it doesn't just stop at communication among the medical team. The exchange between staff and patients needs to be strengthened in order to ensure the best outcomes.

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5 Traits of a Great Leader

The presence of a great leader can be the difference between a team that succeeds and one that fails. Studies have shown that companies with strong leaders have nearly double the revenue growth compared to companies with weak leaders. This is especially relevant in the modern information economy, where productivity often depends not on a rote set of mechanical skills, but on the complex interpersonal factors inherent in coordinating a team of people with wide-ranging disciplines.

While there’s no “secret formula” to becoming (or making) a great leader, there is a set of common traits that many great leaders share. Here are five of the most important traits of great leaders, and how you can put them into practice in the workplace.

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Professionalism In The Office: Where You May Be Lacking

For many, a lack of office professionalism is a regular occurrence. As a manager, you may run into it with your employees and fellow leadership team members.

In fact, you might be guilty of unprofessional workplace habits, too. These practices break down productivity and team morale. Whether intentional or unintentional, they don’t help to cultivate a healthy work environment.

Explore some of the common – yet critical – areas where you should be especially mindful of displaying professional behavior in the workplace.

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